Mapping the Challenges of Magnesium Battery

Jaehee Song, Emily Sahadeo, Malachi Noked, Sang Bok Lee

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Rechargeable Mg battery has been considered a major candidate as a beyond lithium ion battery technology, which is apparent through the tremendous works done in the field over the past decades. The challenges for realization of Mg battery are complicated, multidisciplinary, and the tremendous work done to overcome these challenges is very hard to organize in a regular review paper. Additionally, we claim that organization of the huge amount of information accumulated by the great scientific progress achieved by various groups in the field will shed the light on the unexplored research domains and give clear perspectives and guidelines for next breakthrough to take place. In this Perspective, we provide a convenient map of Mg battery research in a form of radar chart of Mg electrolytes, which evaluates the electrolyte under the important components of Mg batteries. The presented radar charts visualize the accumulated knowledge on Mg battery and allow for navigation of not only the current research state but also future perspective of Mg battery at a glance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1736-1749
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 5 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 American Chemical Society.


We would like to thank Dr. Junkai Hu for his help designing and creating the cover art for this Perspective. This work was supported as part of the Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DESC0001160.

FundersFunder number
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Basic Energy SciencesDESC0001160


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